Mercury Retrograde ~ Proceed with caution!So here we AGAIN trying to survive yet ANOTHER Mercury Retrograde!

I am using this mercury retrograde to finish several projects that need to be done.

I have also decided to hold off on making any decisions involving new purchases (including anything involving investing into the biz), signing any kind of contract (yeah — we are thinking of changing phone carriers, but telling the hubby we are waiting  until at least the end of August), and being extra mindful of my words.

Mercury rules communication and when it goes retrograde, those of us who are into Astrology and other esoteric practices, find it can be very frustrating but, at the same time, can be pretty awesome!

It also is the ruling planet for Virgos — and I am a Virgo! So mercury retrograde always seems to have a much larger impact on me than others who are not Virgos! o.O

For those muggles out there who have no idea about astrology, when a planet goes retrograde, it looks like it is going backwards. It really isn’t.

My best explanation of this is watching 2 trains going at different speeds. The slower train looks as if it is going backwards to the faster train. But in reality, it isn’t.

So a planet in retro is just not moving as fast as the other planets in orbit. — That’s the “simple” explanation 😉

The following sites will help explain Mercury Retrograde way better than I can 🙂 — Cafe Astrology & Alpha Life Trends.

And Gala Darling as an awesome article about surviving Mercury Retrograde! If you are anything like me, her survival guide can save you lots of headaches during this time!

A quick & dirty guide to surviving Mercury retrograde!
as stated by Gala Darling 

(Print it off & stick it in your diary or on your wall!)

 <3 Be sure not to take things too personally. People will often say offensive things they didn’t mean around this time, because their thinking is clouded & their communication skills are on pause! If your best friend suddenly became the most insensitive person in the world, give her the benefit of the doubt.

<3 Back up your data!

<3 Don’t purchase any big-ticket items, because they will often have flaws or issues that you weren’t aware of! Of course, life doesn’t stop just because of wacky planetary movement, so if you absolutely have to get that car, computer or iPhone, TRIPLE-check all the paperwork, & make sure you have a warranty!

<3 Take things with a grain of salt. Everyone is a bit confused, & people are much more inclined to change their mind once Mercury goes direct. Mercury can be a bit of a trickster — could it be that the next few weeks are a big karmic joke?!

<3 Read the small print on any contracts. Ask lots of questions. Again, you can’t put your life on hold just because of some silly planet, but adapt your lifestyle a bit so that things run more smoothly. Communication can be a mess right now, but do your best to get as much information as you can.

<3 Finish things you started a while ago. Home improvement projects? Wardrobe re-organisations? Short stories? Love affairs?! This is an excellent time to tie up loose ends & file things away forever.

<3 Get together with old friends, reminisce & laugh!

<3 Double-check any information you’re given, especially as relates to travel arrangements! During one particularly formidable Mercury retrograde, I actually caught a cab to the wrong airport! Check times, delays, baggage allowances, reservations… everything!

<3 Allow Mercury to nudge you in unusual directions. If you seem to find yourself “back to the future”, don’t just try to wriggle out of it — look at what the universe is trying to show you. What can you learn from this situation? This is a fantastic time to re-examine, accept & move on.

<3 Use the things you’ve discovered in the past to create a dazzling new vision so that you’re ready to blast ahead when Mercury goes direct!

How are YOU surviving Mercury Retrograde?

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